Jun
24
June 24
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Jun
24
June 24
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Hammersten
~Music: Jocque Warner, tenor
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Jocque Warner, tenor, lives in Minneapolis, MN, and teaches Kindergarten–5th grade general music in St. Louis Park, MN. He holds a B.M. in music education from St. Olaf College, where he was a soloist with the St. Olaf Choir. In addition to his studies at St. Olaf, he has also completed studies at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, and is currently completing a Master's degree at the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth. Mr. Warner directs the Hosanna and Chapel Choirs at Mount Olivet’s West Campus.
West: Sanctuary
Jun
24
June 24
Sunday 9:00 AM
5th Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Lose
~Music: Dana Donnay, oboe
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

Dana Donnay, oboe, is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and also attended the University of Minnesota. She is a freelance musician who plays with many orchestras and ensembles throughout the Midwest and is a member of The Bloomington Civic Theater Orchestra, where she can be found playing flute, oboe, clarinet or saxophone. She teaches at Mount Calvary Academy of Music in Excelsior and Mount Olivet School of Music in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Jul
01
July 01
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Jul
01
July 01
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Lose
~Music: Diane Loudon, cello
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Cellist Diane Loudon has appeared regularly as an orchestral musician with many professional orchestras around the country. She can be heard performing as a soloist and chamber musician around the Twin Cities and has played for such musical acts as Charlotte Church, Michael Bolton, Aretha Franklin, and Smokey Robinson. An avid pedagogue, Ms. Loudon has maintained a cello studio in the Twin Cities for over fifteen years and is currently a cello instructor at the Mount Olivet School of Music. She also serves as manager and cellist for Rosewood String Ensemble. She holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in cello performance from the University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana.
West: Sanctuary
Jul
01
July 01
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Kalland
~Music: Carah Hart, soprano
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

Carah Hart, soprano, was raised as a member of Mount Olivet where she participated in both the choral and youth programs offered through the church. She was an active performer at Edina High School and Luther College where she received degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She holds her Masters of Science in Teaching from Drake University and is currently a vocal music specialist in the Hopkins School District.

Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Jul
08
July 08
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel
Jul
08
July 08
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Helgen
~Music: Claire Louden, violin
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am
West: Sanctuary
Jul
08
July 08
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
~Sermon: Pastor Hammersten
~Music: Kristen Haug, French Horn
~Communion: 8:30am
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

Kristen Haug is a freelance hornist, orchestral musician, and private instructor in the
Minneapolis area. She currently holds a position with the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, and has
also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, and as a member of
the pit orchestra in Artistry productions at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. Ms. Haug earned her MM in horn performance from the University of Minnesota and BA from Luther College.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Jul
15
July 15
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost/Communion Sunday
~Sermon: Pastor MacLean
~Music: Greg Dokken, bass baritone
~Communion: All Services
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9 and 10am

Greg Dokken, baritone, holds degrees in music from the University of Minnesota and Gustavus Adolphus College. Active in opera and choral music, Greg has sung major roles in several opera productions, has appeared as the baritone soloist with the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, and has also performed solos for Bach’s St. John’s Passion, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, and Brahms’ Requiem. He was recipient of the Baake Choral Scholarship as section leader for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Chorus for the 2008-2010 seasons. Greg can frequently be seen performing with the Minnesota Chorale as a bass section leader.
West: Sanctuary
Jul
15
July 15
Sunday 9:00 AM
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost - Communion Sunday
~Sermon: Pastor
~Music: The OK Factor
~Communion: All services
~Sunday Church School: resumes in fall
~The Way: resumes in fall
~Nursery: 9,10

The OK Factor is cellist Olivia Diercks and violinist Karla Colahan. Based in Minneapolis, Olivia and Karla are passionate about composing, performing, and teaching, creating unique and unexpected musical experiences for their audiences all across the Midwest. Both Karla and Olivia are teachers at the Mount Olivet School of Music. Recordings are available for purchase.
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Jul
22
July 22
Sunday 8:30 AM
This is for communion that takes place at either campus
Minneapolis: Serley Chapel

Senior Choir Family Connections

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with
gladness; come into his presence with singing. – Psalm 100

May 2015- Recently, while looking at the rosters of the Senior Choirs at both campuses, I realized we have numerous family members – husband-wife combos, parent-child pairs, and engaged couples – singing in the Senior Choirs this year.
What is it that draws these “duos” to choir? Many of the couples, like Kari and Scott Werdahl, met while singing in a choir and have loved being able to continue to sing together. Lois Dahlquist (Jim) enjoys the opportunity to worship together. Sharon Hoiland (Steve) likes that choir allows she and her husband to enjoy 5-1/2 hours each week of shared time together.
Having parent-child pairs in the choir is beginning to happen more frequently, too. John Kuehn (Shelley & Brian Ohnsorg) enjoys the fact that choir allows him to see his family (including grandchildren!) more often. Joyce Boje (Ian Boje) likes seeing her son two times a week, which with adult children is sometimes challenging to do. Amanda Jenkins (Mary Ellen Broge) grew up going to church with her parents. She said it is fun to get back to attending church as a family again now that her mom has joined choir, and that they have a common context as they talk about the sermons, the anthems, and the people at church.
Wanda Ponto Sackter (Allison Sackter) watched her children go through the choir program during their younger years at Mount Olivet. Now grown and in Senior Choir, daughter Allison encouraged Wanda to join, saying “the people are great and so much fun!” Wanda was a bit apprehensive at first, but once in choir her response was, “You are right!”
Dr. Beverly Claflin has directed both her children in youth choirs at Mount Olivet. Her daughter and son-in-law, Carah and Michael Hart, are now in their first year with the Senior Choir. Michael believes singing with Carah in choir is a great way to share a common interest, share their
faith, and to be involved in their church.
At West, Sandra Peterson enjoys a unique opportunity. She sings in the Senior Choir and also joins her husband and son in the recently formed Chancel Ringers. They enjoy doing something together musically where all three can participate.
Music is the instrument of the soul. It is our life-long companion. Music is not bound by age, income, or gender. It comforts us in times of despair and rings joyously in times of celebration. Music binds us together – it has been the unifying factor in the lives of many of our choir members. And, what about the doughnuts and coffee on Sundays? A fellowship bonus!
Would you be interested in sharing your voice with the Senior Choir family? At Mpls, contact Dr. Beverly Clafl in 612.767.2263. At West, contact Jerry Elsbernd 952.767.1535. Read more about Senior Choir
– Jean Davidson, Proud Senior Choir Soprano for 15 years